8 days in Big Sur Itinerary

8 days in Big Sur Itinerary

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Big Sur

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A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Point Sur State Historic Park and New Camaldoli Hermitage. Explore hidden gems such as Limekiln State Park and Andrew Molera State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Big Sur: Carmel (China Cove and Gibson Beach & Carmel Valley Ranch), Hearst Castle (in San Simeon) and Bear Gulch Caves (in Paicines). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, hike along Partington Cove, stroll through Balconies Cliffs Trails, and identify plant and animal life at Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Sur trip planning website .

In August, daily temperatures in Big Sur can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

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Side Trips

Carmel, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Hearst Castle, Bear Gulch Caves, Folktale Winery & Vineyard
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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park
Limekiln State Park ©
Limekiln State Park

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